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Strawberry Belgian Waffles

These strawberry Belgian waffles are my first attempt and they are easier than I ever would have dreamed.  They were on the table in less than 15 minutes – so it makes this one of my favorite 30 minute meals!

One of my favorite things to order when we have breakfast out is a light and fluffy Belgian waffle. Surprisingly, though, I have never made them until today.

I love the large size that my waffle maker has and this makes it perfect for the size that you normally think of for Belgian waffle for breakfast.

Compared to American waffles, true Belgian waffles are larger in size with deeper pockets (perfect for that necessary drizzle of pure maple syrup.)

Many recipes for Belgian waffles use yeast instead of baking powder, but that is not necessary.  In fact, no single type of waffle is identified in Belgian as the only true type ~ many varieties exist.

Waffles with oranges and strawberries on a plate with words Strawberry Belgian Waffles.

These strawberry Belgian waffles are perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch.

My mother died a few weeks ago and her belongings were shared among my siblings and me. Each of us had some sentimental attachment to items of hers that they treasured.

I was, of course, interested in her cooking items, and she had a large sized waffle maker.  It comforts me to know that the very first time I have made waffles at home is on my mothers waffle maker!

Start by assembling all your ingredients.  Don’t skimp on these.  I used a good quality  vegetable oil, buttermilk, and pure vanilla extract.  

The better the ingredients, the better your waffles will taste, especially for something that is very light in flavor like these.

Flour, baking powder, oil, seasonings, vanilla extract, egg and strawberries.

I started by mixing my dry ingredients and then pulsing the oil, strawberries, buttermilk, egg and vanilla extract.  Be sure to create a well in your dry mixture.

A well in flour in a bowl near a whisk and blender.

In goes the strawberry puréed ingredients and mix it up well.  The batter will be quite thick (I keep mine somewhat thick so that it stays together in the waffle maker.)Adding blended strawberries, egg and oil to flour with a whisk in a bowl.

The next step is to heat up your Belgian waffle maker and add the mix.  My recipe makes four waffles and I used about 1/4-1/3 cup for each waffle well.

I sprayed each section of the waffle maker top and bottom with olive oil in my Misto olive oil sprayer. It made the inside of the waffle maker a cinch to clean up after the waffles were done.Waffle batter with Misto oil sprayer and Belgian waffle maker.

Tip:  Just over 1/4 cup of batter would be perfect.

Mine spilled out a little when the waffles were cooking, and while I like them very plump, I did NOT like the mess it made on the side of my waffle maker.Overflowing waffle maker with batter in it.

Out they came, perfect, plump and look at the size of those craters! They hold the pure maple syrup beautifully. Can’t wait to try them!

Belgian waffles with maple syrup and fruit on a plate.

Light, fluffy, and just a hint of the tartness of the buttermilk.  The strawberries added a lightly pink color to the inside and some fresh fruity taste too.

The size is just perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch.  Add some confectioner’s sugar to the top and dig in folks…breakfast morning delight!

Belgian Waffles with Maple Syrup on a plate with fruit and a fork.

I’d say these were pretty much a success.  One thing I might do next time is to also have a few finely chopped strawberries as well as the pureed mix to add to the batter for a tiny bit more color.

But the taste?  TO DIE FOR.  So good.  Not too rich, very light…just perfect!  Add some fresh fruit and a pretty place setting.  This is the weekend folks.  Make is special!Belgian Waffles with Maple Syrup on a plate with fruit near a red napkin and fork.

What is your favorite weekend brunch recipe?  Please tell us about it in the comments below.

Yield: 4

Strawberry Belgian Waffles

Strawberry Belgian Waffles
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp of baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp of Kosher salt
  • 1 cup of sliced strawberries
  • 3 tbsp buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp of good quality vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 extra large egg
  • Toppings:
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Confectioner's sugar
  • Fruit


  • Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk to combine and make a crater in the center of the mix.
  • Purée the strawberries, buttermilk. oil, vanilla and egg in a blender until smooth. Add to the dry ingredients and mix well. The batter will be thick.
  • Coat the wells of the waffle maker with cooking spray and spoon in 1/4 cup of batter to each well. Cook for 5 minutes until the waffles are lightly browned.
  • Serve with pure maple syrup, fresh fruit and a sprinkle of confectioner's sugar. Makes 4-5 waffles depending on how much batter you add to the waffle maker. If you add some extra diced strawberries, you will probably get 6 waffles.
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